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Discovery Mindblown Planetarium Projector – Review and Giveaway

May 3, 2020

Another month, another exciting giveaway. This time you could win a Planetarium Projector from Discovery. Make your way to the bottom of this post on how to enter but before you do that, check out what we thought of it.

*We received this planetarium for the purposes of this review. Thoughts and images are my own*

What’s in the box…

My kids love space. Whenever it’s dark outside they look up. We use apps on my phone to spot stars, planets and satellites and Dexter even has a space-themed bedroom, so agreeing to review this was a no brainer.
I’ve wanted some sort of star projector for them for a while and this one has the added bonus of being double-ended.

The box isn’t filled with lots of over the top packaging and lots of bits and pieces, so when it comes to setting it up, you just need to grab 3 AA batteries. It comes with 3 pictures discs that contain images of planets, nebulas, galaxies and more, which are inserted into a slot on the projection end (shown above).

The moon – projected onto the girls’ bedroom ceiling

The Discovery Mindblown Planetarium Projector stands on an A-shaped stand and pivots in the middle, enabling you to switch from the rotating stars to the space imagery projection. I love the look of it, especially the NASA-esque font.

The glowing blue stars rotate automatically and although the motor has a bit of a squeak, it makes a wonderful nightlight. It also looks spectacular in a den and the kids have even used it in the bathroom for space-themed bath time with glow sticks and underwater lights. (Don’t put it in water, we had it resting on the windowsill)

The projection side has a focusing ring so that you can get a clear image on any wall or ceiling. The picture discs don’t rotate on their own like the stars. These are more like when you view a set of slides and have to manually click through each one – you have to turn the disc.

Overall we really liked the projector and there are often fights over who gets to have it in their bedroom at night. Liam and I have even used it ourselves and it’s very relaxing. Its price point of Β£24.99 is spot on – I probably wouldn’t pay any more than that but it is essentially a 2 in 1 product. You can find it here along with other educational products in the Discovery range, such as the slime making kit.

It’s the perfect STEM gift for any child interested in outer space, curious about constellations, or who has a penchant for planets, NASA, rockets and our solar system.

Fancy winning?

The kind people at The Essential One have let me run a giveaway so that you can win a Discovery Mindblown Planetarium Projection for yourselves.
There are plenty of ways to enter below. Don’t forget to share with your friends too, sharing is caring.
If you chose to use the ‘comment on the blog post’ option, tell me which is the third planet from the sun.
The giveaway closes on Sunday, May 10th and is open to UK entrants only. More Ts and Cs can be found below.

Planetarium Projector

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165 Comments

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    I am still learning all of these things, Very interesting!

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